What's Really Holding Your Career Back career mindset Jun 04, 2016

I remember I was interviewing at a Fortune 500 Company over 5 years ago and they asked, "What is your biggest weakness?" As a career coach, I've given a lot of thought to this question because I work with mid-level professionals who want to advance their career.

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Career Transition Is A Privilege- Gratitude This Memorial Day career mindset May 26, 2016

First, I wanted to wish you a Happy Memorial Day! I've been thinking a lot about gratitude this week—gratitude towards the men and women who served our country and gratitude to have the freedom of choice.

Career transition can cause a lot of anxiety, yet we often forget that it is a...

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Every Successful Person Has To Jump career mindset May 19, 2016

As a career coach, when I talk to potential clients, the most common career fear that I hear is that they feel like they're jumping off a cliff into the unknown.

Additionally, when I talk to former clients who have made a successful career change, they often say that they feel much...

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3 Ways to Overcome the Emotional Baggage of a Bad Boss career mindset May 13, 2016

We've all had a crappy boss- whether the situation was with a supervisor, manager or client.

As a career coach, I've had a handful of clients who struggled to move past the emotional baggage of having a bad boss. And who did it ultimately hurt? My client.

This article doesn't negate that...

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Living Your Purpose Takes Work! career mindset May 10, 2016

If you walk around my house, I have laminated affirmations taped to the light switches, mirrors and picture frames. They state anything from, "You can do it!' to "Trust."

I'm also known by my friends on Facebook to constantly post motivational quotes- probably to the point of cheesy...

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3 Reasons Why 'Play' is Essential When Changing Careers career direction tips career mindset Mar 17, 2016

"All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy."- Proverb, Unknown.

I hate to admit this, but I became dull recently. Several weeks ago I was working around the clock on a re-branding project for my business. Even though I was getting through the technical aspects of setting up my website, my...

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Before I die, I want to... (fill in the blank). career mindset Feb 08, 2016

What did you write? What is important to you? Here are a few of the things I wrote:

  1. Travel to New Zealand and Australia with my boyfriend and hold hands on the beach and smell the salt.
  2. Dance like I've never danced before.
  3. Travel with my immediate family to some place cool.
  4. Not worry...
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How to Overcome Impostor Syndrome While Networking career mindset networking tips Jan 04, 2016

Many times I hear from clients that they feel they are faking it when going to networking events. I get it!

When I first started my business, I felt like an impostor. I still was trying to get my processes and systems in place and I didn't have the confidence that everything was going to work...

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4 Beliefs that Sabotage Your Career and How to Stop Them career mindset Nov 03, 2015

Within everyone is an energy that is prolific and on the flip-side there is an energy that is destructive.

This concept is known to the Chinese as yin and yang or the interplay of opposites such as negative and positive energies. The idea is that when you are able to detect a negative energy, you...

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How to Use Your Intuition to Guide Career Decisions career direction tips career mindset Oct 20, 2015

Think about a time where you made a decision completely guided by your thoughts. Now... think about a time where you reacted using your gut. Perhaps these decisions served in your favor or not.

So what makes decision making so difficult and why is it we get so stuck in the process? Let's think...

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Everyone needs a cheerleader, especially when searching for a new job. career mindset Aug 15, 2015

As many of my readers know, I was bullied as a child. What you may not know is that as I transitioned into a teenager, I became a rebel at my public school, carrying an anti-popular attitude, pushing away anyone who could reject me before I could be rejected. I had several verbal and...

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Why We Shouldn't Make New Year's Resolutions career mindset Dec 30, 2014

For six years I struggled with my weight.  If I would show you pictures from high school and college, I weighed 35 pounds more than I do now. It shocks people when I share this because I’m petite and I haven’t had any major weight gain in years.

I remember year after year,...

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